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Wi-Fi kiosks to replace dormant payphones in New York

Hundreds of New York City payphones are being given a high-tech makeover with the introduction of free Wi-Fi kiosks. Standing over 2.7 metres tall

Hundreds of New York City payphones are being given a high-tech makeover with the introduction of free Wi-Fi kiosks. Standing over 2.7 metres tall

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Switzerland: HSBC whistleblower jailed for five years

A former HSBC bank employee, who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been jailed for five years. Herve Falciani, who worked

A former HSBC bank employee, who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been jailed for five years. Herve Falciani, who worked

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'Anonymous' hackers' group declares 'war' on ISIL

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

The hackers’ collective known as “Anonymous” has apparently responded to the attacks on Paris by declaring war on ISIL in a video posted on YouTube

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Huge hack of US government databases hits 21.5 million people

Hackers have stolen personal information from millions more people than previously estimated in a massive attack on US government databases. The

Hackers have stolen personal information from millions more people than previously estimated in a massive attack on US government databases. The

Culture

Karlsruhe's GLOBALE art event begins a dazzling year

The near year-long GLOBALE art event celebrates art in the digital age. Organised in the south western Germany city of Karlsruhe, which is

The near year-long GLOBALE art event celebrates art in the digital age. Organised in the south western Germany city of Karlsruhe, which is

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EU probes Google for 'favouring' its own products in search results

The EU is investigating Google for favouring its own products in search results. In one of the highest profile cases of its kind in recent years, the

The EU is investigating Google for favouring its own products in search results. In one of the highest profile cases of its kind in recent years, the

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Consumers sue saying not-so-big Apple made false claims over memory

Two Florida-based consumers have launched a lawsuit against mighty Apple claiming the company has been falsely advertising the memory capacity of its

Two Florida-based consumers have launched a lawsuit against mighty Apple claiming the company has been falsely advertising the memory capacity of its

Business

Hong Kong protests make waves off the grid

The FireChat messaging app is fast becoming one of the most popular tools for defying communication blocks during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy

The FireChat messaging app is fast becoming one of the most popular tools for defying communication blocks during Hong Kong’s pro-democracy

Science_technology

CeBit showcases 'datability'

CeBit – the digital industry’s biggest trade fair – has opened its doors. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron

CeBit – the digital industry’s biggest trade fair – has opened its doors. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron

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Profits are the icing on Facebook's 10th birthday cake

It has been exactly 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders at Harvard University launched Facebook. Initially it was destined

It has been exactly 10 years since Mark Zuckerberg and his co-founders at Harvard University launched Facebook. Initially it was destined

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Europarl Hackathon: 48 hours to free European Parliament data

Brussels, Saturday January 25, 5pm: a dozen people have worn their eyes out for hours on the MEPs’ handwritten financial interests declarations

Brussels, Saturday January 25, 5pm: a dozen people have worn their eyes out for hours on the MEPs’ handwritten financial interests declarations

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Technology firms call for reform of US "snooping"

Eight of the world’s leading technology firms including Google, Apple and Twitter have formed an alliance calling for changes to US government

Eight of the world’s leading technology firms including Google, Apple and Twitter have formed an alliance calling for changes to US government

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"Mandela set an example" - by his friend and lawyer, George Bizos

George Bizos, a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, is the man who defended him like no one else did under Apartheid. He was his lawyer, would always

George Bizos, a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, is the man who defended him like no one else did under Apartheid. He was his lawyer, would always

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'We need to reestablish tax fairness' says French minister

France has recently come under pressure to change the way it treats businesses – cut red-tape, reduce corporation tax and generally become more

France has recently come under pressure to change the way it treats businesses – cut red-tape, reduce corporation tax and generally become more

Business

Dell's profit dives as takeover battle rages

Dell has reported a 79 percent slump in quarterly profit as personal computer sales continued to slide, with people moving to smartphones and

Dell has reported a 79 percent slump in quarterly profit as personal computer sales continued to slide, with people moving to smartphones and

Business

China takes PC crown from US

China has knocked the United States off the number one spot in yet another area. First it was cars, now it’s personal computers. The research

China has knocked the United States off the number one spot in yet another area. First it was cars, now it’s personal computers. The research

Science_technology

Phishing - don't take the bait

Our latest Hi Tech programme is all about phishing. Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information – passwords or bank details – by

Our latest Hi Tech programme is all about phishing. Phishing is an attempt to gain sensitive information – passwords or bank details – by

Science_technology

Europe's need for a little clarity on Big Data

Big Data is one of the new buzzwords being branded around in Brussels as a potential source of breakthroughs in new business and entrepreneurship

Big Data is one of the new buzzwords being branded around in Brussels as a potential source of breakthroughs in new business and entrepreneurship

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World gets first look at Google Glass

“Ok Glass, record the video…” Google has unveiled the first demo video of its much-awaited Google Glass, what it calls the future of “wearable

“Ok Glass, record the video…” Google has unveiled the first demo video of its much-awaited Google Glass, what it calls the future of “wearable

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YouTube announces 60 new channels at MIPCOM

Stars from television and the other sectors of the entertainment world came to Cannes for one of the world’s most important TV markets. MIPCOM is

Stars from television and the other sectors of the entertainment world came to Cannes for one of the world’s most important TV markets. MIPCOM is

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"Go out in the streets and complain" says www inventor

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee, has urged people to take to the streets and protest new laws he says are threatening democracy

The inventor of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee, has urged people to take to the streets and protest new laws he says are threatening democracy

Business

Apple set to share some of its wealth

Technology giant Apple, makers of the iPhone and iPad is set to share its wealth. The company has announced it will start paying a quarterly dividend

Technology giant Apple, makers of the iPhone and iPad is set to share its wealth. The company has announced it will start paying a quarterly dividend

Science_technology

Mobile World Congress: Better 3D to the Padfone

Some 70,000 people were in Barcelona this year for the Mobile World Congress; a chance to preview some of the latest innovations in mobile phone and

Some 70,000 people were in Barcelona this year for the Mobile World Congress; a chance to preview some of the latest innovations in mobile phone and

Business

NEC under pressure cuts jobs

Japanese electronics firm NEC is to layoff nearly 10 percent of its workers. The 10,000 jobs will be cut to try to reduce costs as competition

Japanese electronics firm NEC is to layoff nearly 10 percent of its workers. The 10,000 jobs will be cut to try to reduce costs as competition

Science_technology

Shine a light! Indoor solar cells!

Scientists are putting the finishing touches to a new way of harvesting electricity from light.   Paul Rebhan, the Global Business Development

Scientists are putting the finishing touches to a new way of harvesting electricity from light.   Paul Rebhan, the Global Business Development

Science_technology

The diabetes puzzle

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

An insulin syringe has become a vital part of life for a growing number of people, but why is the incidence of diabetes increasing? And how can

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Over-hygienic parents could be cause of diabetes

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that

Insulin-dependent diabetes is on the rise all around the world, but the cause of this disease remains unclear. There is a theory, however, that